"Elly" got a nice review from MyShelf today. Janie Franz writes, "Hats off to Elly Sanders for her new digital book, The First Grader From Outer Space!... Elly Sanders does a fine job telling the story from Sam's point of view. We get into Sam's head and find out a lot of wonderful things there, especially her keen observations of people. The First Grader From Outer Space would be a great read for children who are early readers, too, as well as for other children so that they could understand what children like Sam feel."
Miss Snark further clarifies her thoughts on e-publishing: "Here's what I do not consider being 'published': 1. iUniverse and the disguised vanity presses 2. Pay to play presses 3. Web-based 'publication.' When someone tells me they have been published I look up the publisher. If the ONLY place you can buy the book is off the publisher's web site, I don't consider that a plus....However, writing trumps everything. You can publish 36 books with iUniverse and if what you send me has never been published, and it's good, we're gonna ask you to the dance."
And an update to my comments about B&N below-- my editor tells me that the B&N and B. Dalton managers who curled their lips at me and muttered "POD books aren't returnable" are misinformed. NCP books are 100% returnable in the US. So if you happen to own a bookstore, do please stock some NCP books:-).